Ends on October 1, 2018

$20.00 USD

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by October 1, annually.

Reading Fee: $20 (Through Submittable--if you are unable to pay through Submittable, please email upress@semo.edu to make alternate arrangements). 

Award, contest deadline of October 1, 2018: $1000 and publication in an issue of Big Muddy: A Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.

Manuscripts submitted to the contest will be read and judged anonymously.

Submission Guidelines

  • Submissions must not be previously published.
  • Submit a maximum of 30 pages, double-spaced, with the following information included in the "Cover Letter" section of the submission page:
    • Contest title
    • Manuscript title
    • Author name
    • Address
    • Telephone number
    • Email (if available)
    • Your name/contact information must not appear anywhere else on the manuscript.
  • Failure to follow these guidelines may disqualify entry.